For Schools

Outreach and Access for Schools and Teachers

The Outreach Team at St Anne's College hosts school visits from state schools in our link regions of Hillingdon and Southwark in London and the North East of England throughout the year, as well as arranging opportunities to visit state schools in our link regions. We offer a wide range of talks and workshops relating to Higher Education, the University of Oxford and critical thinking resources.

If you are a teacher or adviser in one of our link regions, you can also join our mailing list of opportunities and events in Oxford and in your region.

Online: Talks, Workshops and More

As part of our response to the new situation around remote working and social distancing, we will be happy to offer online webinar versions of our standard talks and workshops (as below) to state schools or groups of students in our link regions.

If you are looking for resources to help with teaching at home, or to use in online classrooms, please visit our new Resources page. If you would like an online ‘visit’ please email: outreach@st-annes.ox.ac.uk or complete our request form.

In Your Region: Talks, Workshops and More

We offer a variety of talks and workshops for state schools in our link regions (North East of England, Hillingdon and Southwark). We regularly spend a week in the North East visiting schools. You can request a visit through our schools booking form here.

Higher Education Explained – Exploring university and what it is like to live and study there.

Oxplore Workshops – using resources from the Oxplore website, these workshops promote critical thinking, reasoning and debate.

University and Future Choices – GCSEs, A levels and how they link to university courses and careers.

Why University, Why Oxford – the purpose of university, finances, myth-busting and an introduction to the University of Oxford.

Oxplore Workshops – using resources from the Oxplore website, these workshops promote critical thinking, reasoning and debate.

Making a Competitive Application to University – what competitive universities are looking for, introducing super-curricular activities, information about Oxford and Cambridge.

Oxford and the Application Process – an Oxford and Cambridge-specific session, explaining how to apply, choosing a course and choosing a college.

Super-Curricular Activities Workshop – what they are, where to find them and how to make the most of them.

Personal Statement Workshop – suitable for students considering competitive applications, Oxford and Cambridge – advice, guidance and tips.

Oxplore Workshops – using resources from the Oxplore website, these workshops promote critical thinking, reasoning and debate.

Admissions Test Workshops – offering information and guidance about how best to prepare for Admissions Tests.

Interview Workshops – During October-November, we run a number of interview workshops for state schools in our link regions. We ask schools to host these visits, and students from across our link regions are welcome to attend.

Teacher CPD/IAG – how to support an Oxford or Cambridge applicant: the application process, writing teacher references and personal statements, admissions tests and interviews. Q&A with an Outreach Officer.

Parent/Carer Engagement and Information – Applying to Oxford or Cambridge, supporting an applicant, the application process and Q&A with an Outreach Officer.

In Oxford: Discovery and Taster Days

We also offer a number of dates throughout the year for state schools in our link regions to visit the college, to experience life as a student and find out more about studying at Oxford. You can request a visit through our schools booking form here.

Year 9/10 Discovery Days 

10:00-10:15 – Arrive at St Anne’s College 

10:30-11:15 – Information, advice and guidance session (focusing on the Russell Group, Oxford, GCSEs, A Level choices and careers) 

11:15-11:30 – Refreshments 

11:30-12:15 – Tour of College and Q&A with current undergraduate students 

12:15-13:00 – Lunch in the dining hall 

13:15-14:15 – Interactive session at an Oxford University Museum 

14:45 – Depart from St Anne’s College  

Year 12 Taster Days  

10:00-10:15 – Arrive at St Anne’s College 

10:30-11:15 – Information, advice and guidance session (focusing on Oxbridge and Russell Group applications) 

11:15-11:30 – Refreshments 

11:30-12:30 – Academic taster session (we will aim to provide a choice of subject sessions) 

12:30-13:15 – Lunch in the dining hall 

13:15 -13:45 – Tour of College and Q&A with current undergraduate students 

14:00-14:30 – Tour of a second Oxford College  

15:00 – Depart from St Anne’s College